Smoking and schizophrenia: Understanding, breaking the cycle of addiction

Posted by on April 18, 2016 1:13 pm
Categories: health

Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region involved in the brain reward system. These new data confirm the tendency to smoke and low smoking cessation rates of people with schizophrenia.

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